Chapter VI – Allocation of forest operations and residual forest
Division II – Special provisions applicable to the bioclimatic domains of the sugar bush and the balsam fir forest
§3. Block cutting
Each block cutting harvest site must be indicated in the integrated forest development plan. The foregoing also applies to the residual forest of a block cutting.
Once indicated in the plan, the residual forest of a block cutting may not be used again as residual forest for as long as the harvesting cannot be carried out in accordance with the first paragraph of section 142.
- To distribute cutting areas and residual forest areas in space and over time
- To maintain the components of the forest cover that provide shelter for wildlife
- To allow for regulatory compliance to be checked
The residual forest of a block cutting may be used again as residual forest if the following two conditions are met:
- A period of ten years has elapsed from the date on which the block cutting took place.
- The regeneration has grown to an average height of 3 m in the cutting areas on the block cutting harvest site.